Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Brinjal, Spinach and Brussel Sprouts Curry

I felt like eating some brinjal curry but also wanted to add spinach and had a few brussel sprouts and so was born the brinjal,spinach and brussel sprouts curry. The Curry turned out pretty good and tasty and went well with chappathis. This is also another way of adding more greens to the diet which I am trying hard to do.


1. 6-8 small Indian brinjals, each slit into 4 but with the stem intact.
2. 1 1/2 cups of spinach(or any greens) washed and chopped
3. 4-5 brussel sprouts chopped (substitue with a cup of cabbage)
4. 1/2 red onion chopped.
5. seasonings, cumin, mustard, asfoetida, curry leaves
6. 1 tsp oil
7. 1 tsp turmeric powder
8. 2 tbsp of tamarind juice

For the paste
1. 1/2 red onion
2. 2 tbsp corriander seeds
3. 2 tsp cumin
4. 1 tsp pepper
5. 3 red chillies (seeded and broken in half)

Dry the roast ingredients 2-5 and saute the onions till brown with a little bit of oil and blend to a paste.

1. In a Kadai or pan heat oil add the seasonings and when the mustard starts to pop add the onions and saute till translucent
2. Add the cut brinjals and saute till the outside starts to turn slightly brown, add the brussel sprouts, saute a little bit, add the spinach and turmeric and mix well.
3. Add the ground paste and tamarind juice and 1/2 cup of water, salt, mix well. (the amount of water added depends on how thick or watery you want the curry)
4. Cover the lid and cook till the brinjals are soft.
5. Open the lid and cook for a few more minutes.

Serve with chappathis, tasted great.


  1. very innovative combination...
    we do make spinach with brinjal but not like this, its made dry & no gravy
    Adding Brusel sprouts too has added more healthy benefits.

  2. Looks wonderful Indo! Look at that Eggplant sitting in gravy laxury:D

    Great winter comfort food, thank you.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Hi ISG, I have lots of catching up to do on your blog I see :)
    What an innovative recipe! Sounds like a great way to use brussels sprouts, with two of my favorites, eggplant and spinach. It looks delicious -- thanks for sharing.

  4. The curry looks delicious! And healthy too with brussel sprouts and spinach. Thanks for sharing!

  5. hey see in your dutch farm market tomorrow :)

  6. Sandeepa, glad you are visiting, if you read this post tell me what color dress you will be wearing and I will recogonize you. I think they might be closed Thanksgiving but maybe Fri or Sat?


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